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Davies hints at Harewood interest

Marlon Harewood
Harewood joined Aston Villa from West Ham in July 2007

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies has hinted he is interested in bringing former striker Marlon Harewood back to the club to help them fight relegation.

Forest have recently been linked with the 29-year-old, who has fallen down the pecking order at Aston Villa.

"A Marlon Harewood-type striker would certainly help our cause, for sure," Davies told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"Marlon's name has been in amongst many others, we're always making enquiries and speaking to agents and clubs."

The Reds, who dropped into the relegation zone on Tuesday when Barnsley beat Crystal Palace, face leaders Wolves at home on Saturday, having lost 5-0 at Burnley last weekend.

Harewood started his career at the City Ground, scoring 55 goals in more than 200 appearances for the club before leaving for West Ham in 2003.

Davies, who is desperate to bolster his squad with only seven games remaining, added: "We saw on Saturday how difficult it was for the four very good strikers we've got - three of them would like to play off a certain type of striker we haven't got at the moment.

"We're constantly looking to get the balance and the mix sorted out. This type of striker is a priority for us."

Meanwhile, on-loan midfielder Isaiah Osbourne will not feature against Wolves after suffering a groin injury at Turf Moor.

But Davies is hopeful he may recover in time for the trip to Barnsley on Saturday, 4 April.

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